standing stones, stone circles and quoits


The Merry Maidens Stone Circle photograph: Vivien Blackburn




The Merry Maidens Stone Circle photograph: Vivien Blackburn




a small quoit - I don't know if it has a name, it didn't show on the map, photograph: Vivien Blackburn



Lanyon Quoit. photograph: Vivien Blackburn



Some of the stone circles and ancient stone monuments in Penwith, the southern part of Cornwall. This part of Cornwall has a LOT of them up on the moors - way out of proportion to its ancient population it seems - historians are unsure why there are so many. Lanyons Quoit is from about 2500 years BC



That's the sea in the background of the one with the signpost, you can just see the horizon line though it is nearly the same colour as the sky.



links for further information:
http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/a2m/bronze_age/stone_circle/merry_maidens/merry_maidens.htm

http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/heritage-trail/heritage-other/lanyonquoit/Welcome.asp

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